Added on : 2019-07-16 10:27:06
Karnataka’s ruling Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S), coalition will face a trust vote on Thursday, days after its 16 lawmakers submitted their resignations and brought the state government on the verge of collapse.
The 16 resigned between July 1 and 10, and 15 of them have been staying at a hotel in Mumbai, but speaker KR Ramesh Kumar is yet to take a final call on accepting their resignation.
The strength of the assembly would be reduced to 209 if the 16 resignations are accepted with a halfway mark of 105. The coalition’s strength would be reduced to 101 while the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) already have 105 lawmakers. The lawmakers have petitioned the Supreme Court accusing Kumar of delaying the acceptance of their resignations at the government’s behest. The court will hear the matter on Tuesday.